You’ve planned a week-long family vacation and you are all set to go. Your tickets are purchased and your bags are packed. You’ve asked a family friend or neighbor to water your plants, gather your mail and check on your pets. Check, check, check; and your adventure begins! Now did you think about your home security? Are your valuables stored, are all doors and windows locked? What about your thermostat, is it set to an appropriate temperature? All of these questions can easily be answered and monitored to if you have a home security system installed that allows you remote access. While your neighbors might have your back, they can’t always keep an eye on your house for you one hundred percent of the time.
How Home Security Systems Work
When you think of a security system you most likely will think of an alarm system and perhaps some cameras. With technology advancements there are many different types of alarm systems and accessories that can help you manage your home safety effectively and efficiently including:
- Video Surveillance
- Fire Alarm Systems
- Security Alarm Systems
- Access Control Systems
- Wireless Sensors (doors, windows and motion sensors)
- Remote Monitoring
- Yard Signs and Window Stickers
With a few of these combined, or even all of them, you will be able to help ensure yourself, your loved one’s and your homes safety. Many security companies offer residential services that can help advise you what security system to purchase and then make sure your system is installed and setup accurately. They will also help guide you through how to use the system so when faced with an emergency you will know exactly what to do. Security systems are all linked together back to one main control panel. The control panel is usually installed in the center hub of the home where it can quickly and easily be accessed. When there is a breach in the system the sensor that was alerted will report back to the control panel. Depending on your system this will then alert either you and/or the authorities of an intrusion or even a fire.
Top Benefits of a Home Security System
You can always take extra precautions when it comes to your home security but the best and most reliable thing you could do is to get a professional home security system installed. While the upfront costs can sometimes seem daunting it’s a well spent purchase that will help you for years to come. When picking which home security system would work best for your there are many customizable options to best suit you and your homes needs. While the number one benefit of a home security system is to protect you and your family from intruders there are a number of other benefits you may not have thought of. Some of which are:
- Save on Homeowner’s Insurance
- Notifies You of Fire or Gas Problems
- Helps Keep Tabs on the Kids or Babysitter
- Helps Lower Your Utility Bill
- Makes Room for Peace of Mind
- Protects Your Valuables
The most popular type of system is to have a professionally monitored system that can also be controlled from your cell phone wherever you may be. Having a service that continuously monitors your system gives you the opportunity to not worry about it yourself, especially while on vacation! However, most burglaries happen between the times of 10am and 3pm when the majority of homeowners are at work. If you aren’t near your cell phone, the monitors will have you covered and be able to report any intrusions or incidents.
On the other hand, if you are near your cell phone you can have access to the entirety of your home. A lot of home security systems include extra perks. A doorbell camera can alert you of any visitors and allow you to take a peek of who is on your front step. Also, you may have the ability to lock and unlock your door directly from your phone allowing your guests access to your home if need be. Being connected to your thermostat allows you to adjust your home temperature accordingly. Having such quick and easy access to control and monitor your home allows you peace of mind throughout your day. Having a home security system installed is a long-term asset that will benefit you throughout the years. Contact us here to setup your appointment to start you down the path of feeling safe and secure.